Dr. Sean Casey

Dr. Sean Casey is  Vice President of Commercial Business Development for Atlas Space Operations, a principal at NewCap Partners, and Co-Founder of the Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC), a business accelerator for NewSpace entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. As a mentor and investor, Dr. Casey has supported early stage startups in hardware, software, and wetware (i.e. manned spaceflight) sectors of the growing commercial spaceflight industry. He is the president of Silicon Valley Chapter of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), a member of the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) and served over two decades as a NASA astrophysicist and airborne astronomer.  Dr. Casey is a frequent invited speaker for many events including Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace conference, Space 2.0 by Infocast, SpaceCom in Houston, the Satellite Innovation Symposium in Silicon Valley, and an occasional space industry commentator on Bloomberg TV.  He is a co-author on numerous publications and has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago and dual MBAs from the Berkeley Haas and Columbia Schools of Business.


Broadcast 1109 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Sean Casey. Topics: SOFIA, astronomy, student interns, NASA science missions. Dr. Sean Casey returned to The Space Show to update us on The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) project. In the process of discussing SOFIA and infrared astronomy (please see http://www.sofia.usra.edu/ for more details), we talked about other types of astronomy, atmospheric, and space observation.

Broadcast 818 (Special Edition)

This program is the X Prize Cup 2007 series of interviews readied for the Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 Space Show. In addition to the introduction to this special program, there are five separate interview tracks/panel discussions. They run continuously for about 2.5 hours without a break. However, you will know when each interview ends as the guest or the panel is appropriately thanked and the next guest or panel is introduced.

Broadcast 519 (Special Edition)

Dr. Sean Casey was the guest for this Space Show program. Dr. Casey began by explaining to us the SOFA program which is the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. This led to an in-depth discussion of SOFIA, other telescopes and infrared telescopes, the process for doing a science based telescope projects and more. We talked about the SOFIA 747SP, how it was being modified, the type of flight paths it would make and what it could observe. We also discussed educational outreach for SOFIA and teacher experience opportunities.


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